Herpetofauna: One Life's List

Trachycephalus cunauaru
Toad-Wife Milk Frog

Loreto Province, Peru
January 15th, 2011

Walking the trails at night, we could hear the male resinifictrix calling from their high perches in the trees - 'wuuuurk, wuuuurk, wuuuurk'.  Attempts were made to locate these frogs, without success.  Finally, a likely looking tree with a stump-hole was found close to the trail, and when the trunk was tapped with snake tongs, the frog popped up out of the hole to see what all the fuss was about!  A nudge with the tongs and the frog leaped right into our waiting hands.  It was one of the highlights of this trip, and one of the more beautiful frogs as well.

Formerly lumped in with Trachycephalus resinifictrix, but described as a new species in Gordo et. al in 2013















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